Howard Christy


Howard Chandler Christy, 92, of Payson, died Oct. 4, 2002. He was born Aug. 25, 1910, in Decatur, Ill.

Mr. Christy was a superintendent and carpenter.

He married Mildred Aug. 21, 1977.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of Payson United Methodist Church. He graduated from Sullivan (Ill.) High School and farmed in the Sullivan and Matoon area in the 1930s and '40s.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Christy of Payson; sons, Dennis Christy and wife, Linda, of Flagstaff, and Ted Christy and wife, Linda, of Glendale; stepdaughter, Karen Beares of Denton, Texas; sister, Gladys Reedy of Naples, Fla.; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at Payson United Methodist Church, 414 N. Easy Street, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m.

Interment at Mountain Meadows Memorial Park.

Donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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